Hawaii born and multitalented; Margot Malia always delivers a mind blowing show. Her content is deep, visionary, supernatural and is motivated by the quest for enlightenment . Margot Malia is literally connected to the land of Hawaii and listens to an unconscious muse of Hawaiian ways and aloha. She challenges the system with her writings and uncovers illusions and lies she sees in the human existence. With the amazing combination of a colorful presence, exceptional talent, and heightened creativity, Margot will knock you out and win you over.
She received The Heisler music scholarship while attending The State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She took classical piano and violin lessons for over 12 years , studied diligently and got awards.
She played keys for Boston pop rock band Ramona Silver in 1998. Margot went on an east coast tour with the band and warmed up for The Call.
She co-hosted an open mic 'Rituals' in Cambridge, MA, with respected poet and educator, Regie Gibson.
In 2003, she performed with an all female ensemble of dancers, musicians and poets at Babson College in Wellsley, Ma. called "The She Show". Margot worked intensively with director, Lau Lapides on creating performance art pieces.
Margot is a survival story. She overcame an almost fatal, abusive relationship. She has universal wisdom for the oppressed who feel trapped. She's got a warrior spirit who sings for the lost and will fight for what is good and honest.
She is influenced by Bono, Tori Amos, Bjork, PJ Harvey, Led Zeppelin, Beck, Ani Difranco, Madonna, Jim Morrison, Trent Reznor, Jimi Hendrix, Nini Simone, Alanis Morrisette, Laurie Anderson, The Blue Men Group, Ben Harper, Grant Lee Phillips, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, Beethoven, Performance Art and many poets. She looks up to many successful artists, but knows that no one has her insight, character and creativity and that the world would easily fall in love with her.
She is writing new material and revamping old works for a full length CD. Margot is working in tv, video and film production to support the love. She would like to conduct workshops in poetry and music to help people express themselves. With a background in the visual arts and production, she is a multimedia event waiting to happen. Margot looks forward to working with a full band, wearing some face paint, putting some feathers in her hair, wearing symbolic outfits and being an out of this world front person. She knows how to mix it up and can be the polite singer/songwriter in the corner~ but she'll always have a unique edge. Many people say they've never seen someone be so expressive as Margot. She is an endless well of creativity. Margot Malia is a vital performer for these confusing times.
When I play out solo I'm mostly on the guitar and sometimes the keyboard or piano. I also incorporate a loop pedal. I've got rad improvising skills when collaborating with a live band.
I've collaborated with Kim Galibert,( live looper, engineer, guitarist), Garland Nelson (percussion/lyricist of Soul Sessions) and The Jeff Robinson Trio.
Michael Steiner~lead guitar
Lava Moon, 1999, EP. Recorded in Mystic Studios in Arlington, Ma. Acoustic Guitar and layered vocals. Titles of songs are: Power, Multidimensional, Be a Light, Tyger, and Pele (Hawaiian volcano goddess poem/song). Tropical Storm, 1996, Poetry Chap Book.
Airtime on 102.7WEQX out of Vermont and 103.9 WMZR from Latham, NY
11 years with Poetry jam
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"Margo was the featured poet on Sunday, September 2nd and she was her usual spirited self! She has been coming down to the Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam for more than 10 years and has had many features in that time span. She was very strong and honest with her work. She is not afraid to share her life and surrender her body to her work. Regie Gibson sat in on the conga drum and the trio was in fine form. "
My sets can be from 15 minutes to 4 hours long.
Solo or with a band.
I can be booked as a poet and/or as a singer/songwriter. I can be booked as a visiting vocalist. Sometimes I incorporate a live loop pedal with the performance to create interesting layers.
Sample set for Educational Venues:
1. wooden flute intro with Hawaiian phrases
2. poem~ inner space~ with accapella phrases
3. song~Cycles~guitar and voice
4. song~ Butterfly Time~guitar, voice, loop pedal
5. song~Metamorphosis~guitar, voice
6. song~The Timeless~guitar, voice
7. poem~Circling you
for a rock club/regular bar a sample set list is:
1. I am the highway by Audioslave
2. Bring his love to me by PJ Harvey
3. Wicked Game by Chris Iaasac
4 original song: The Road
5 original song:When I Rise
6 original song: Cycles
7 One by U2
8 Eternal Life by Jeff Buckley
For a coffe house a sample set is:
1. original song: Power
2. Goin to california by Led Zeppelin
3. Bells for her by Tori Amos
4. Lilac Wine by Nina Simone
5 original song: Be a light unto yourself
6 Everything right where it belongs by NIN
7 original song: The Timeless
Sample set for spoken word:
2. Shades of Darkness
3. Imagination is real
4. Yemaya (poem/song)
5. Secret Weapon
6. Body Painting on Saturn
7. Making reflections to resolve
Songs and poems are interchangable and I'm always receptive and adaptive to the audience and venue.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.